“…Chris [Jericho] is a huge inspiration. I love that he disappears for a while and does the Fozzy tours. That inspires me to follow that path in some way. He is a huge inspiration.”
Aside from his theme music, Hardy expresses himself before stepping foot in the ring with his colorful face paint. Each night is another unique work of art. The veteran has always looked for ways to stay exciting and try new things. Sometimes it has great results and others it doesn’t, like his heel turn at Bound for Glory in 2010.
“It was a cool experiment, but it was impossible to pull off,” Hardy said. “Overall the fans like me either way. It was fun for me, as far as expression. I kind of needed that at that time in my life…There is always room for change, whether it’s good or bad. That was a bad decision and a bad change. I don’t regret it.”
Bound for Glory is a time of celebration and reflection for TNA and its roster. Hardy looks forward to the company becoming bigger and better. Perhaps, with him as the champion come Sunday.
He said: “I think another goal, through TNA and while I’m wrestling, is to perform these songs when they come out. We have a lot of room to grow. I think we are evolving perfectly. Things are just happening.”
• TNA Bound For Glory pay-per-view, presented by Direct Auto Insurance, is Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, Ariz.
TNA champ Austin Aries vs. Jeff Hardy.
TNA tag team champs Christopher Daniels and Kazarian vs. AJ Styles and Kurt Angle vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Hernandez.
Falls Count Anywhere: Bobby Roode vs James Storm. Special enforcer Bellator fighter King Mo Lawal.
TNA Knockouts champ Miss Tessmacher vs. Tara.
TNA TV Champ Samoa Joe vs. Magnus.
Aces & Eights vs. Sting and Bully Ray.
Joey Ryan wrestles for a TNA contract vs. Al Snow.
Sting will be the first inductee into the TNA Wrestling Hall of Fame
• TNA Impact Wrestling airs live 8 p.m. Thursdays on Spike TV.
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